For those who don’t know, Wistia is a video hosting platform – like YouTube and Vimeo – but on steroids.
In short, Wistia tracks what viewers do, adds a CTA (Call to Action) shows you heat maps, viewing trends (So you can see where your video was skipped or rewatched) and gives you a much more detailed view of what your audience are actually doing while watching your video. This helps you make informed decisions about who your campaign is reaching and how you can improve.
Here are few reasons why we think you could use Wista to host video (And why we can’t wait to get started ourselves!)
We’ve all heard of explainer videos, right? So what do they explain? “All about your business…” is a little general and we would imagine your business is quite complex. Sharing business love can be a tricky subject as sometimes there is too much to say and too much love to share. We have broken it down into simple suggestions. The bottom line is short, precise, targeted videos, more than one if needs be and the more tailored to your specific audience, in the correct part of your funnel, the better.
We are all human. Some days we just can’t focus. As much as we all love our jobs and have worked stupidly hard to get where we are today, we can’t help but have really important things to do, like cleaning our office, planning our fantasy football team for 2018/19, scanning Facebook for the 5th time in 3 minutes or most likely, surfing YouTube for cat videos.
While having such a day ourselves, we came across a great video we found on YouTube, a sums up days we all know we have.
We all know the usual places businesses get videos made for… homepage of their website, YouTube, exhibitions… but what about the small platforms that are probably not worth making a video especially for? We can show you the places to put your video, to ensure you get the MAXIMUM use from it.
…because we like to mix it up a bit…
What you don’t ask for, you don’t get. A CTA (Call To Action) is what you’d like your clients to do after watching your video. Never end an explainer video without a call to action. If the video is engaging and the viewer is convinced that you can help with their problem, then asking the viewer to take action, shouldn’t be difficult.
But of course, it is not a simple as that.
According to Forrester Research’s Dr. James McQuivey, “A minute of video is worth 1.8 million words.” We believe this is because viewers see style and pace in the animation, they hear accents and empathises with the voice over. When mixed together these create feelings and thoughts, which make viewers then take action. This means that viewers take in more information watching video than just text, which means everything on the video must be exact and thought through. This is why the colour of your video is so important, because the colours you use tell a whole story their own.
Video is one of the top ways to grab your audience and make them listen. According to TNG, WeCapture, consumers who watch product videos are 85% more likely to buy products, compared to those who do not watch content videos. – But why? What is it that video has, or does, that increases those conversion rates.
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Case study: GP Cars – Why it’s all about the context.
One year ago last month we finished an incredible project, GP Cars. The journey it took us was like a crazy car ride, learning new tricks at every corner.
The response has been phenomenal. Not only has it created awareness for GP Cars potential customers, it has been used internally to prepare the sales teams and used to recruit staff, ensuring each staff member understands the real core of the business.
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The past few months we have seen a record amount of work come in. From larger companies, to smaller start ups. Each been a pleasure to work with, presenting their own set of challenges and learning curves. And right now… we are taking a few minutes of downtime.
It is one of those waiting days. We all have them. Waiting for client feedback, waiting for the go ahead, waiting for that call back. So we thought we’d take these few moments to blog. This time however, we are not going to talk about what we know about video, or how great it is, we are going to show you. Here are two amazing short videos which we have discovered over the past few months, which speak for themselves about how powerful a video can be.
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Thank you for all you help, flexibility and understanding during a very challenging time … working to launch SORmyCAR.I feel this is a real demarkation point for us and NOW is our time for momentum, growth and presence in the market, the video will go a long way to supporting that endeavour, you have been a true Collaborator throughout.Erkan Ali – Managing Director of SORmyCAR Ltd.www.SORmyCAR.com
It’s rare to find someone in business who has the true instinct to craft something perfectly from someone else’s imagination and requirements…Angela understands her client’s needs intimately and has the ability to turn them in to sales winning productions.
If you are looking for budget film that you hope will get noticed then Angela Makepeace is not for you.
If however you are looking for a film or animation that will attract your target market, truly translate your business message and add huge value to your business then Angela Makepeace Motion Graphics Studio is the only one to truly engage with.
Paul Wearmouth – “The Go to Sales Guy” – Speaker, Coach & Author www.paulwearmouth.com
From the word go, Angela has been completely on board with our project and we absolutely love what she has delivered.
She’s passionate, professional and just wonderful to work with. Most importantly each modification and adjustments we required were taken care of without any hesitation to deliver 3 superb children’s educational animations.
Excellent communication, a great attitude and delivered on time, what more could a client want!
Early Bird Kids Club
Thank you for your fantastic work – creating a film about access control and the complex integration was not an easy task but you gave us confidence that it was possible and we have ended up with a great, easy to understand, fun yet informative film (just as requested). Thank you.
Stacy Cronly-Dillon – Content Marketing Executive
Grosvenor Technology – www.grosvenortechnology.com
Angela has been a complete delight to work with, she is happy to listen and understand. As well as stepping up and taking the lead, she knows what is appropriate. This is a skill very rarely found anywhere.
Thank you Angela for all your hard work, having challenging questions and the commitment to see the job through to the end while maintaining high standards.
Erkan Ali – CEOBeCollaboration Ltd www.becollaboration.com
You have been a delight to work with, the Sale or Return motion graphic video you produced has far exceeding our expectations.The results have simply been record breaking,In the first 3 months of using the video over £2,500,000 of cars have come into stock, this has also resulted in the most Sale or Return cars ever sold in one month and the highest priced car we have ever sold, a £200,000 Lamborghini.We can whole heartedly recommend you and your Motion Graphic Video solution to marketing and educating clients on services and productsThank you for all the hard work you have done.Graham Ewing – CEOGP Cars www.gpcars.co.uk
Angela has helped LEAP put over its message in a clear and innovative way. It is an incredible explainer animation. From the off Angela showed creativity and thoughtfulness to want we wanted as a company…From the first moment of contact with Angela communication was clear, we were on a short deadline for an event and Angela kept this in mind and delivered…A real personal service. Angela was flexible, efficient and professional and really cared about getting the right result for us.
As a producer and director I’ve worked with Angela across a number of film projects. She tackles each role conscientiously and is a pleasure to work with, be it a location shoot or after effects work in the studio.
Simon J Frith, Producer / Director,
We have used Angela’s services to help us produce some motion graphics videos for a number or our corporate clients. Angela always understands the brief and what we are trying to achieve and is able to take our content and produce excellent work. She integrates well into our team and always delivers work on time and on spec.
Take 1 www.take1.co.uk